Police concerned over missing Langho man

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File photo dated 02/11/11 of a generic photo of police officers as the police are poised to bring in private companies to investigate crimes and patrol neighbourhoods, it was reported today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday March 3, 2012. Two forces, West Midlands and Surrey, are asking security firms to bid for contracts, worth �1.5bn over seven years, to run some services that are currently carried out by officers, according to the Guardian. See PA story POLITICS Police. Photo credit should read: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Police are growing increasingly concerned about the whereabouts of a 60-year-old man who has gone missing from a nursing home in Langho.

Barry Cook, of Kemple View Nursing Home, went missing while he was visiting Preston city centre on Tuesday, July 12th. He was last seen at Preston Bus Station at around 2-15 pm. He was spoken to on the phone the following day, but has not been seen or heard from since.

He is subject to a hospital order and suffers from mental health issues which require medication. Officers are becoming increasingly concerned about his welfare.

He is described as white, 6ft, with grey hair and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue tracksuit top and grey tracksuit bottoms. He is believed to have travelled back to the Ribble Valley area possibly using the rail or bus network.

We would urge members of the public not to approach him, but to contact police immediately if they have seen him or know of his whereabouts.

Det. Insp. Tim McDermott, of Blackburn CID, said: “We are increasingly concerned about Mr Cook and I would urge anyone who thinks they may have seen him or has any information as to his whereabouts contact us. He is subject to a hospital order and he is also without his medication which can have a detrimental effect on his wellbeing. I would urge people, if they see him, not to approach him but to call the police immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log number 0792 of July 12th.